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Standings Calculations

League standings for sanctioned competitions shall be constructed as follows: 

Win              4 Standings Points 

Tie/Draw     2 Standings Points 
Loss             0 Standings Points 


Additionally, teams may accrue bonus points based on performance within qualifying matches, such as: 

Loss by 7 or Less         1 Standings Bonus Point 
4+ Tries in a Match     1 Standings Bonus Point 

Match Forfeits

All match forfeits shall be entered as 28-0 results, with the winning team receiving 5 total Standings Points (4 for the win + 1 Bonus Point).  In addition, the forfeiting team will lose a bonus point.

Unbalanced Standings

In the event that a set of standings (either intra- or inter-competition) features two or more teams that did not play the same number of matches, the standings shall be decided by Standings Points divided by the number of Games Played. Only a League Commissioner may determine if a match cannot be played or made up. For the purpose of this rule, forfeits do not count as games played.

Tiebreaker Procedures

In May 2024, the Carolinas Board voted to change the tiebreaker protocol for two primary reasons:

1.) The new structure aligns to Rugby Xplorer.  Previously, each element was not available as a sorting option in the RX standings. 

2.)  Less emphasis is placed on scores for, against, and differential.  There has been an unfairness when involving forfeits.  For example, Team A forfeits to Team B so B gets 5 standings points and a 28-point differential.  Team A plays against Team C and loses 50-0.  Team C would win the tiebreaker with 5 standings points and a 50-point differential.   


  1. Standings Points including Bonus Points

  2. Number of Wins

  3. Head-to-Head Standings Points including Bonus Points

  4. Total Bonus Points (Does not include points for win/tie)

  5. Forfeits Lost

  6. Coin Flip

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